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File #: 20-0726   
Type: Report to Council Status: Passed
Meeting Body: City Council
On agenda: 8/11/2020
Title: Proposed Project: SPECIFIC PLAN AMENDMENT: to amend the Downtown Sunnyvale Specific Plan. ZONING CODE AMENDMENT: to amend Chapter 19.28 and make other related changes to Chapter 13 and Chapter 19 of the Sunnyvale Municipal Code. REZONE: to re-designate a portion of Block 1a as Block 1. WATER SUPPLY ASSESSMENT: to evaluate the proposed DSP amendment Location: Downtown Sunnyvale File #: 2017-8047 Zoning: DSP Applicant/Owner: City of Sunnyvale Environmental Review (SCH # 2018052020): Adopt a resolution to make findings required by CEQA, certify the Environmental Impact Report (EIR), and adopt a Statement of Overriding Considerations and Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program. Project Planner: Michelle King, (408) 730-7463, mking@sunnyvale.ca.gov
Attachments: 1. Report to Planning Commission 20-0179, 7/27/20, 2. Notice and Vicinity Map, 3. Relevant General Plan Goals and Policies, 4. Draft Resolution, 5. Link to Online Documents, 6. Market Analysis, 7. Fiscal Impact Analysis, 8. DSP Goals and Policy Comparison, 9. DSP District Boundary Changes, 10. Summary of DSP Guideline Changes, 11. Draft Ordinance Amending SMC Chapters 19.28, 13.08 19.46, and 19.82, 12. Draft Ordinance Rezoning DSP Block 1a and Block 1 Boundary, 13. Redline-Strikeout of Chapter 19.28, 14. Excerpt City Council Minutes 05-03-16 08-15-17, 15. Summary of March 13, 2019 Community Outreach Meeting, 16. Summary of February 11, 2020 Community Outreach Meeting, 17. Public Comments on DSP, 18. Link to Final EIR, Response to Comments and MMRP, 19. Arborist Report, 20. Excerpt Draft Minutes from Four Reviewing Commissions, 21. Link to Heritage Preservation Commission July 22, 2020 Staff Report, 22. Link to Sustainability Commission July 20, 2020 Staff Report, 23. Link to Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Commission July 16, 2020 Staff Report, 24. Staff Recommended Additional Changes to DSP (See Revised Attachment 24, posted 20200811), 25. Historical Context Statement (posted 20200807), 26. 20-0726 Revised Attachment 24 (posted 20200811), 27. Presentation to Council 20200811, 28. Public Comments Received After Staff Report Published
Related files: 20-0179
REPORT TO COUNCIL

SUBJECT
Title
Proposed Project:
SPECIFIC PLAN AMENDMENT: to amend the Downtown Sunnyvale Specific Plan.
ZONING CODE AMENDMENT: to amend Chapter 19.28 and make other related changes to Chapter 13 and Chapter 19 of the Sunnyvale Municipal Code.
REZONE: to re-designate a portion of Block 1a as Block 1.
WATER SUPPLY ASSESSMENT: to evaluate the proposed DSP amendment
Location: Downtown Sunnyvale
File #: 2017-8047
Zoning: DSP
Applicant/Owner: City of Sunnyvale
Environmental Review (SCH # 2018052020): Adopt a resolution to make findings required by CEQA, certify the Environmental Impact Report (EIR), and adopt a Statement of Overriding Considerations and Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program.
Project Planner: Michelle King, (408) 730-7463, mking@sunnyvale.ca.gov

Report
SUMMARY OF REVIEWING COMMISSIONS ACTIONS
Listed below are all items from the four commissions who provided recommendations to the City Council. Each recommendation is followed with a staff response. All staff recommended changes can be found in Attachment 24.

BICYCLE AND PEDESTRIAN COMMISSION (July 16, 2020)

BPAC 1. Remove all on-street parallel parking, except ADA parking spaces.

Staff Response: The on-street parking inventory was studied and included in the model used for the Downtown Parking Study and is subsequently included in the predicted available public parking. On-street parking is highly valued by merchants and many of their customers. Staff does not recommend removing any on-street parking.

BPAC 2. Upgrade all Class III Bicycle Route to Class IIIB Bicycle Boulevard.

Staff Response: Per the Draft Active Transportation Plan (ATP) not all streets that are designated as Class III bicycle routes can be upgraded to Class IIIB bicycle boulevards. Bicycle boulevards are typically designed with traffic calming measures to slow vehicular traffic down while facilitating bicycle traffic. From the City's Traffic Calming policy, streets that are designated collectors and ...

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